Land to Market Partners with Mariah Vineyards to Grow in the Regenerative Wine Industry
Mariah Vineyards launches Mendocino Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2020, the first regenerating wine verified by Land to Market.
Boulder, CO (October 25, 2021) – Land to Market, the world’s first verified sourcing solution for regenerative agriculture, announces its first wine partnership with Mariah Vineyards and the release of its first verified regenerative wine, Mendocino Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2020. Growing Beyond Sustainability , Mariah Vineyards will join the Land to Market family to lead brands committed to the fight against climate change.
Nestled at an elevation of 2,400 feet in the AVA’s Mendocino Ridge Coastal Mountains in Northern California, Mariah Vineyards is a family vineyard and winery co-founded by Dan and Vicki Dooling. They have carefully tended and cared for the land for over 40 years, not only raising their vines on the land, but also their four children.
“Our 2020 Mendocino Ridge Sauvignon Blanc is more than a good bottle of wine,” says their daughter Nicole, one of the next generations helping the vineyard. “This wine is a statement that it is possible to produce pure and expressive wines from dry aging while reducing carbon, improving soil health and promoting biodiversity.”
Last year the family teamed up with From land to market to manage their verification of ecological results (EOVMT) for vineyards around the world. A program within the Savory Institute, Land to Market sets the standard for regenerative agriculture, working directly with farmers, ranchers and other producers of raw materials using EOVMT protocol that scientifically measures regenerative results on earth. When consumers buy a brand with a Land to Market label, they can be confident that they have made an eco-friendly decision that is helping deal with the climate crisis. Global brands such as UGG, Eileen Fisher, EPIC Provisions, Patagonian Grass-Fed Beef and Alexandre Family Farm feature the Land to Market Regenerative Verification Seal.
“It’s exciting to announce that Mariah Vineyards is the world’s first Land to Market Verified Regenerative Vineyard and to be part of the wine industry’s movement to address the climate crisis,” said David Rizzo, COO of Land to Market. “It is important to note that vineyards alone cannot fight the climate crisis. It requires action and support from wine consumers. The Land to Market Verified Seal lets consumers know that their purchase of Mariah Vineyards wines is having a positive impact on the planet.
Dan mentions: “Dry cultivation of these vines in a regenerative way allows the grapes and our wines to fully express their sense of belonging, with the soils rich in wood, the coastal influence and exposure to the southern sun. that this mountain peak with a cool and immaculate climate arouses. “
The color of the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc Mariah Vineyards is refreshing with pale yellow and light green reflections. The nose begins with aromas of citrus zest, lime and bergamot, gooseberries and freshly cut grass evolving into delicate mineral notes. The vibrant palate begins with fresh acidity that develops into a dense and rich mid-palate and ends with long, lingering minerality. It is available for purchase for $ 34 USD online at mariahvineyards.com and Islands in the Sky events.
In addition to regenerating their family vineyard, Nicole and her husband Michael Frey launched Islands in the sky, a collective of wineries, farmers and conscious consumers who believe that regenerative agriculture can help save the planet. Frey says, “With the unifying power of wine, we connect and inspire people through unconventional experiences to help turn viticulture into a climate solution. I’m proud to be part of a collaborative and growing group of regenerative farmers and conscious consumers who are stepping away from the sidelines to be the change they want to see in the world.
About Land to Market
A leader in the regenerative agriculture movement, Land to Market is the world’s first verified and results-based regenerative supply solution. The program’s Land to Market Verified seal has attracted some of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, clothing brands and retailers. Born within the Savory Institute, Land to Market uses a scientific approach by working directly with producers of raw materials to improve transparency and traceability mechanisms throughout the value chain. To see the full list of Land to Market members, visit http://landtomarket.com.